HD Woodson’s (Washington, DC) Donte Herrod is enjoying his high school senior year. At the same time, he is anxious to get to the next level to display his talents in front of a much larger audience.
“I think I’ve played excellent this year,” said Herrod. “I’m enjoying my season. But I can’t wait to get to college to get that TV time to show what I can really do. I want to show my hard hits, my speed, and my coverage skills.”
Herrod is 6-1, 190 pounds, and he plays safety for HD Woodson. He projects as a safety on the next level, but has the versatility to play some cornerback as well.
Having received many scholarship offers from both Division I-A and I-AA programs, Herrod will have his choice of where he gets to have his “TV time.” Six schools are heavily in the mix at this time.
“I’m considering NC State, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Maryland, West Virginia, and Syracuse,” said Herrod. “Right now, the ones I want to visit are NC State, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, and Syracuse. NC State and Virginia Tech are the ones that stand out right now. They both play a similar defense to what we run, and I think I could fit in well at both.”
All of the schools mentioned above have offered Herrod with the exception of Virginia Tech, who is still evaluating senior film. Maryland has verbally offered the talented safety. Herrod says that the Hokies delay in offering will not hurt them.
“Me and Coach [Tony] Ball have offered have talked about that,” said Herrod of whether or not Virginia Tech will offer. “He said once they evaluate tape, they will offer me. It will not hurt them that they have waited.”
No official visits have been set. Herrod says he would like to “take some visits and then decide.” He may not take all five trips.
A good student, Herrod carries a 3.6 grade point average and should easily qualify academically. He wants to major in Electrical Engineering.
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